Leaders ages 25 to 35 can apply for this program.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship, launched by the U.S. government's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), will bring 700 young leaders to the United States in summer 2018 for academic coursework and leadership training.
The program also seeks to create opportunities in Africa for fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities and countries.
The fellowship includes a six-week academic and leadership institute, a summit with U.S. leaders in Washington and an optional six-week U.S. professional development experience and activities in Africa.
Citizens and residents of the following countries are eligible: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The deadline is Oct. 11.
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